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Gulf between North and South increases
« on: May 09, 2008, 07:00 »
Gulf between North and South increases


A GULF in the amount of money people have to spend proves the North-South divide is widening, new figures revealed yesterday.


http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.2258454.0.gulf_between_north_and_south_increases.php


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 08:20 »
Gulf between North and South increases


A GULF in the amount of money people have to spend proves the North-South divide is widening, new figures revealed yesterday.


http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.2258454.0.gulf_between_north_and_south_increases.php


So do we applaud Labour for another achievement?  Labour for the working man used to be the theme.

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 08:54 »
Labour for the working man used to be the theme.

You mean Labour for the working class?  i.e. those (like me) who have jobs.  I wouldn't vote for them after the last 11 years.

What about those who choose not to work because they are better off on benefits, being carried by the state.  Who should they vote for?  Probably Labour so they can get more benefits.  So does that mean Labour has become the party for those not working who are on benefits?

The abuse of the Welfare State will be the ruination of this country.  :(

IMO, unemployment payments should be stopped after 6 months and child benefit should be given for the first child only.

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 14:01 »
Do you think a new "worker's" party will emerge to promise to do what Labour is supposed to be doing and, basically, be socialist?

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 23:32 »
I'm staying right out of this one!!  :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 23:35 »
I'm staying right out of this one!!  :wink:

Is that a typical southern reaction?  Come on, have your say.  It's all light hearted, if southerners know what that is.   :D

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2008, 11:21 »
Not biting! :D

Come on, you're probably in a better position that most as you've been adopted by the north, sorry norf.   :D

We're all equal but those born in the north are a bit more equal.

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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2008, 12:32 »
Ok, all I would say is that (imho) the article is not in fact the truth.
Having lived in the South, and of course in the way better North :wink: I feel that regardless of who has more money than who...the QUALITY of life is vastly superior in the North than in the South.

Yes..Southerners get paid more...but the cost of living is much, much higher in the South.

I think the Gulf between the well off in the South, and the badly off in the South is the gulf here!!

The North just does what it always has done...It keeps itself to itself, and just get's on with it!!!...(for which it should be truly proud, and at peace with!!)

Can I just leave it at that now please?? :|

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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2008, 14:47 »
North / South, I can take or leave either of them.  However, them Scottish, phew, now there's a bunch........... 

(Puts on tin hat and climbs into foxhole :P)

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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2008, 14:50 »
North / South, I can take or leave either of them.  However, them Scottish, phew, now there's a bunch........... 

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2008, 08:41 »
North / South, I can take or leave either of them.  However, them Scottish, phew, now there's a bunch........... 

(Puts on tin hat and climbs into foxhole :P)

Don't single out the Scots.  What about the Welsh.   :D

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